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HR For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said: “The digital environment has transformed our cultural landscape, bringing new challenges and opportunities to Europe’s cultural and creative sectors.

We want EU authors, creators and producers to make the most out of these new digital opportunities.” Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “Culture has always been at the heart of the European project.

It is what brings people together. The cultural and creative sectors also have a crucial role in driving economic and social development, and they enable us to build strong international relations.

We have big ambitions for culture, and a strong Creative Europe will enable us to make them a reality. I call on all Member States and the European Parliament to back this approach.”

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, said: “Our support for the cultural sectors is essential in helping Europe’s industry foster its competitiveness. A strong audiovisual sector, which we can achieve through Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme, will bolster European culture, identity and diversity, and will help reinforce our common values of media freedom and pluralism”. Read more from europa.eu…

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